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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551858/cost-effectiveness-of-drug-treatments-for-advanced-melanoma-a-systematic-literature-review
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Darío Rubio-Rodríguez, Silvia De Diego Blanco, Maite Pérez, Carlos Rubio-Terrés
BACKGROUND: Until recently, advanced melanoma (unresectable and metastatic) has had a poor prognosis and has been treated with chemotherapy. The introduction of new treatments (BRAF and MEK inhibitors and immunotherapy) has improved overall survival and progression-free survival of some patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to review the published evidence on the cost-effectiveness of pharmacological treatments for advanced melanoma. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted, without date or language restrictions, in PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus, the Cochrane Library, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence databases and the Health Technology Assessment journal...
May 27, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551611/-68-ga-psma-pet-ct-has-a-role-in-detecting-prostate-cancer-lesions-in-patients-with-recurrent-disease
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Claire Fitzpatrick, Olwyn Lynch, Laure Marignol
BACKGROUND/AIM: Early detection of recurrent πrostate cancer (PCa) lesions is paramount to allow patients to avail of localised salvage therapy options. The most significant reason for failure of salvage therapy is undetected metastatic disease. This demonstrates the need for a more accurate monitoring tool. The prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is increasingly investigated as a novel tracer for gallium 68 PET/CT to detect PCa lesions in patients with recurrent disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Embase, Pubmed and the Cochrane databases were searched to identify studies investigating the accuracy of (68)Ga-PSMA-PET/CT in detecting PCa lesions...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551412/heterogeneity-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Alp Tuna Beksac, David J Paulucci, Kyle A Blum, Shalini Singh Yadav, John P Sfakianos, Ketan K Badani
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, molecular characterization of renal cell carcinoma has facilitated the identification of driver genes, specific molecular pathways, and characterization of the tumor microenvironment, which has led to a better understanding of the disease. This comprehension has revolutionized the treatment for patients with metastatic disease, but despite these advancements many patients will develop resistance leading to treatment failure. A primary cause of this resistance and subsequent treatment failure is tumor heterogeneity...
May 24, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551170/switching-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Atul Deodhar, David Yu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of switching tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha inhibitors on patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). METHODS: PubMed literature searches were conducted using combinations of search terms including ankylosing spondylitis, spondyloarthropathy, spondyloarthritis, switch/switching, drug survival, and TNF/tumor necrosis factor to identify published articles with data on outcomes related to switching biologic therapies in patients with axSpA...
April 25, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551163/therapies-for-macular-edema-associated-with-branch-retinal-vein-occlusion-a-report-by-the-american-academy-of-ophthalmology
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Justis P Ehlers, Stephen J Kim, Steven Yeh, Jennifer E Thorne, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, Scott D Schoenberger, Sophie J Bakri
PURPOSE: To evaluate the available evidence on the ocular safety and efficacy of current therapeutic alternatives for the management of macular edema (ME) secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). METHODS: Literature searches were last conducted on January 31, 2017, in PubMed with no date restrictions and limited to articles published in English, and in the Cochrane Database without language limitations. The searches yielded 321 citations, of which 109 were reviewed in full text and 27 were deemed appropriate for inclusion in this assessment...
May 24, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550832/-osteosynthesis-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-prognathism-state-of-the-art
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Nuno Durão, José Amarante
INTRODUCTION: Prognathism is a common skeletal facial abnormality, associated with class III malocclusion, often with repercussions in quality of life. In addition to orthodontic treatment, sagittal split ramus osteotomy is the most common technique for its correction, and segment osteosynthesis is an important element of the post-surgical outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A search for relevant literature was conducted in the PubMed/MEDLINE database and in other relevant sources...
March 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550770/laparoscopic-versus-open-radical-nephrectomy-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Gang Liu, Yulei Ma, Shouhua Wang, Xiancheng Han, Dianjun Gao
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to summarize and quantify the current evidence on the therapeutic efficacy of laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) compared with open radical nephrectomy (ORN) in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in a meta-analysis. METHODS: Data were collected by searching Pubmed, Embase, Web of Science, and ScienceDirect for reports published up to September 26, 2016. Studies that reported data on comparisons of therapeutic efficacy of LRN and ORN were included...
May 24, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550461/a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-on-cystodistension-in-bladder-pain-syndrome
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Louise E Olson, James E Dyer, Ahsanul Haq, Jeremy Ockrim, Tamsin J Greenwell
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: There is significant variability in technique for cystodistension and an international discrepancy in the role in its treatment of bladder pain syndrome (BPS). The authors evaluate the evidence base for the use of cystodistension for BPS with particular reference to patient-related outcomes. METHODS: In accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis statement, a prospective search and evaluation protocol was prepared and registered with the PROSPERO database (ID CRD42017053710)...
May 26, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550438/what-are-the-real-procedural-costs-of-bariatric-surgery-a-systematic-literature-review-of-published-cost-analyses
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Brett Doble, Sarah Wordsworth, Chris A Rogers, Richard Welbourn, James Byrne, Jane M Blazeby
This review aims to evaluate the current literature on the procedural costs of bariatric surgery for the treatment of severe obesity. Using a published framework for the conduct of micro-costing studies for surgical interventions, existing cost estimates from the literature are assessed for their accuracy, reliability and comprehensiveness based on their consideration of seven 'important' cost components. MEDLINE, PubMed, key journals and reference lists of included studies were searched up to January 2017...
May 26, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550362/the-role-of-solifenacin-as-monotherapy-or-combination-with-tamsulosin-in-ureteral-stent-related-symptoms-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jue Wang, Xiaobei Zhang, Tiande Zhang, Jianjun Mu, Bing Bai, Yi Lei
PURPOSE: Ureteral stenting is associated with various morbidity and reduced quality of life. We systematically evaluated the efficacy and safety of solifenacin as monotherapy, or combined therapy with tamsulosin versus control or tamsulosin monotherapy in stent-related symptoms (SRSs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Randomized controlled trials evaluating solifenacin or its combination with tamsulosin for the treatment of SRSs were identified via a comprehensive search of Pubmed, Embase, Ovid, The Cochrane Library and relevant sources up to February 2017...
May 26, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550252/exploring-potential-electrophysiological-biomarkers-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-event-related-potential-studies
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Lihua Gu, Zhijun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis and effective management are pivotal steps in preventing the transition from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's disease. Previous investigations indicated that some event-related potential (ERP) components in MCI are sensitive to cognitive decline. However, several comparative analyses of these components in MCI and healthy controls (HC) yielded inconsistent results. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of ERP studies on MCI patients...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549994/intramedullary-nails-versus-sliding-hip-screws-for-ao-ota-31-a2-trochanteric-fractures-in-adults-a-meta-analysis
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Qianzheng Zhu, Xiaodong Xu, Xi Yang, Xingzuo Chen, Liqiang Wang, Chenggang Liu, Peng Lin
OBJECTIVES: The optimum treatment with intramedullary nails (IMN) or sliding hip screws (SHS) for type 31-A2 trochanteric fractures remains controversial. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to compare IMN with SHS in AO/OTA 31-A2 trochanteric fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Databases including PubMed, Cochrane, and Embase were searched to identify RCTs published before December 2016, which compared IMN with SHS for intraoperative and postoperative outcomes in AO/OTA 31-A2 trochanteric fractures...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549931/methodological-systematic-review-identifies-major-limitations-in-prioritisation-processes-for-updating
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L Martínez García, H Pardo-Hernandez, C Superchi, E Niño de Guzman, M Ballesteros, N Ibargoyen Roteta, E McFarlane, M Posso, M Roqué I Figuls, R Rotaeche Del Campo, A J Sanabria, A Selva, I Solà, R W M Vernooij, P Alonso-Coello
OBJECTIVE: To identify and describe strategies to prioritise the updating of systematic reviews (SRs), health technology assessments (HTAs), or clinical guidelines (CGs). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We conducted a SR of studies describing one or more methods to prioritise SRs, HTAs, or CGs for updating. We searched MEDLINE (PubMed, from 1966 to August 2016) and The Cochrane Methodology Register (The Cochrane Library, Issue 8 2016). We handsearched abstract books, reviewed reference lists, and contacted experts...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549909/poor-quality-and-counterfeit-drugs-a-systematic-assessment-of-prevalence-and-risks-based-on-data-published-from-2007-2016
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Andreas Koczwara, Jennifer Dressman
Counterfeit drugs can hurt patients and harm the pharmaceutical industry. In 2006, the International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce expressed a need to generate more and better data to calculate a worldwide prevalence of counterfeiting. This review analyzes field test data that were published in the time-frame January 2007 to December 2016, were accessible via Pubmed, and which addressed the prevalence of counterfeit drugs. Based on the 41 studies identified, it is still not possible to make a reliable statement about the prevalence of counterfeit drugs due to the heterogeneity of the results...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549707/interventions-for-treating-sarcopenia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-studies
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Yoshihiro Yoshimura, Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Minoru Yamada, Hunkyung Kim, Atsushi Harada, Hidenori Arai
BACKGROUND: Much interest has been focused on interventions for treating sarcopenia; however, the effects have gained little evidence. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effectiveness of exercise, nutritional, drug, and combinational interventions for treating sarcopenia in older people. METHOD: We systematically searched MEDLINE via PubMed, the Cochrane Library of Cochrane Reviews and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Ichushi-Web for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) from January 2000 to December 2016...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549705/association-of-grip-strength-with-risk-of-all-cause-mortality-cardiovascular-diseases-and-cancer-in-community-dwelling-populations-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-cohort-studies
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Yili Wu, Weijing Wang, Tianwei Liu, Dongfeng Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Grip strength has been linked to risk of adverse health outcomes. This study aimed to quantitatively assess the associations between grip strength and risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer in community-dwelling populations. DESIGN: A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies was conducted. SETTING: Embase, Medline, and PubMed were searched from inception to September 14, 2016. Study-specific most adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were combined with a random effects model...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549703/integrated-care-enhancing-the-role-of-the-primary-health-care-professional-in-preventing-functional-decline-a-systematic-review
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John E Morley, Hidenori Arai, Li Cao, Birong Dong, Reshma A Merchant, Bruno Vellas, Renuka Visvanathan, Jean Woo
BACKGROUND: Although the older population is increasing worldwide, there is a marked deficit in the number of persons trained in geriatrics. It is now recognized that early detection and treatment of geriatric syndromes (frailty, sarcopenia, anorexia of aging, and cognitive decline) will delay or avert the development of disability. OBJECTIVES: To identify simple screening programs available for primary health professionals to identify geriatric syndromes. DATA SOURCES: PubMed for the last 5 years and study authors...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549654/congenital-heart-defects-and-measures-of-prenatal-brain-growth-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Thommy Hansen, Tine Brink Henriksen, Cathrine Carlsen Bach, Niels Bjerregård Matthiesen
BACKGROUND: We summarize the evidence for an association between congenital heart defects and prenatal brain growth through a systematic literature review. Congenital heart defects are among the most common malformations, affecting approximately six per 1000 live births. The association between congenital heart defects and long-term neurodevelopmental disorders is well established. Increasing evidence suggests an association between impaired prenatal brain growth and neurodevelopmental disorders in children with congenital heart defects...
April 1, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549563/no-346-advanced-reproductive-age-and-fertility
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Kimberly E Liu, Allison Case
OBJECTIVE: To improve awareness of the natural age-related decline in female and male fertility with respect to natural fertility and assisted reproductive technologies (ART), provide recommendations for their management, and to review investigations in the assessment of ovarian aging. OPTIONS: This guideline reviews options for the assessment of ovarian reserve and fertility treatments using ART with women of advanced reproductive age presenting with infertility...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549562/n-o-346-%C3%A3-ge-g%C3%A3-n%C3%A3-sique-avanc%C3%A3-et-fertilit%C3%A3
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Kimberly E Liu, Allison Case
OBJECTIFS: Sensibiliser la population à la baisse naturelle de la fertilité avec l'âge, chez les femmes et les hommes, et à l'égard de la reproduction naturelle et des technologies de procréation assistée (TPA); formuler des recommandations de prise en charge; et analyser les méthodes d'évaluation du vieillissement ovarien. OPTIONS: La présente directive clinique passe en revue les options offertes pour l'évaluation de la réserve ovarienne et pour le traitement de l'infertilité faisant appel aux TPA chez les femmes d'âge génésique avancé infertiles...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
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